We are guilty of a lot of legging talk here at Who What Wear, including the latest legging trends, how to style leggings, and everything in between. But there is one style that currently has us semi-stumped—leather leggings. When it comes to figuring out how to style leather leggings, the trickiest part is always figuring out what shoes look best when paired with the sleek trend.
As we began to investigate this fashion conundrum a bit more, we discovered that our Who What Wear editors had quite the difference of opinions. Some of the stylish women ahead vowed to never wear heels with leather leggings, while others vowed completely the opposite. This goes to show just how many different approaches you can take when figuring out how to style leather leggings, but here, our editors reveal the shoes they personally would never wear with the style, plus the ones they would.
Go on to find out which shoes our editors would never style with leather leggings.
"Hmm, that's a tough one, but if I were to get specific, I suppose I would never wear cowboy boots with leather leggings. Brown and black leather is a tricky combination, and the casual shoes with a more streamlined pant style just don't really fit. Instead, I'd opt for cool combat boots like these from The Row."
"I'd definitely avoid wearing them with patent leather shoes. That would just be a lot going on. Instead, I'd wear cute non-athletic sneakers—they always make leather leggings look cooler and more wearable."
"When it comes to leather pants, I pretty much stick to ankle boots. My one exception is short ankle boots that create a weird gap between the shoes and the pants."
"I'd never wear flat sandals with leather leggings because I feel like it would just look off and seasonally confused! Instead, I'd go for heeled sandals, perfect for a flattering night-out look."
"Personally, I don't think I'd ever wear heels and leggings, including leather ones. The skin-tight pants with the going-out shoes are just too much outside my comfort zone. However, besides sneakers, I'd happily venture to pair them with classic, sleek black ankle boots with a nice pointed shape that elongates the line of leg. These Acne ones fit the bill in every way."
"I would never wear leather boots with leather leggings—especially an over-the-knee style. Instead, I would wear bright but sleek slingbacks like this pair from Yuul Yie. I imagine myself styling them with a cream oversize sweater and sleek bag."
"I'd probably never wear espadrilles with leather leggings—feels like conflicting seasons. Instead, I'd style the sleek leggings with a cool pair of ankle boots like the below from Tory Burch."
"I wouldn't wear wedges with leather leggings because they're too clunky for my style. Instead, I'd wear something a bit more feminine like pointy-toe pumps. I like the idea of playing up the sultriness of leather leggings with these leopard shoes from Ganni."